The Maltese Mummy
From the Series Chicagoland Detective Agency
A friend has vanished, a mummy’s amulet is missing, and there’s a weirdo out there looking for human brains and hearts. The Chicagoland Detective Agency—run by Megan, Raf, and his talking dog Bradley—have more than enough cases on their hands (and paws). But where to start? Megan’s too busy for private-detecting. Her haikus won her tickets to meet the drop-dead gorgeous rock star Sun D’Arc. Raf is sure that Sun is too good not to be really bad. He must be involved in one of their cases. And what about Sun’s suspiciously familiar manager? Or the pushy new girl at school? Can Bradley, dog genius, pull his team together and sniff out what suspect goes with which case?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.3|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||142512|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Endnote, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
School Library Journal
“Those who want plots that are more Scooby Doo than Nancy Drew will enjoy this silly romp of a mystery.” —School Library Journal
“Page’s black-and-white cartoon panels are full of pulpy action and visually exciting cinematography and include several ‘screen shots’ from MyBlogFace…. Good graphic fun.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Another goodnatured adventure with a few nods to classic detective stories.” —Booklist
Author: Trina Robbins
Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Her most recent books are The Brinkley Girls (Fantagraphics) and Forbidden City: the Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs (Hampton Press). Her newest graphic novel is the three-part YA series Chicagoland Detective Agency for Graphic Universe™.
Illustrator: Tyler Page
Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. He illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.
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Chicagoland Detective Agency
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